The Tories are working hard not just to argue but to demonstrate that Scottish interests are best served within British institutions and frameworks.
Posts Tagged: 2017 General Election
The lack of a Conservative Commons majority prevented the Chancellor from doing much more than playing it safe – which he did effectively.
Freeman is right about a new Policy Commission to prepare for the next election – complete with non-Tory members
The 1997 experience of Downing Street keeping the manifesto process to itself was unhappy. The Party needs to draw on wider talent to reinvent itself in government.
Just as with Leave voters, another big swath of the electorate might be abandoned to Ruth Davidson as her rivals focus elsewhere.
We need to face up to a fall in house prices to allow the aspirations of the young to be fulfilled. The alternative is a Corbyn Government.
Letting disagreements about Brexit leak into the Budget’s treatment could deal the Government irreparable damage – and voters much harm.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
This will mean that the Party must enter uncomfortable territory and embrace taxes on wealth and inheritance.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
There was a genuine sense of grievance that policy suggestions and campaigning ideas are never listened to.
The Government needs to make a decision on our post-Brexit economic model, reinvigorate the Conservatives in office – and win the votes of the next generation.
“Let us win this argument for a new generation and defend free and open markets with all our might.”
The Prime Minister must explain today how reforming the system will deliver more gains for workers and familes than tearing it up.
If the Conservative Party can be saved by good-humoured moderation, the First Secretary of State will provide it.
Plus: Economics is not enough, two lots of protesters (one in first class travel), and keeping fit at Party Conference.